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UW Ethnomusicology Archives: Carol Solomon recordings: Baul Music: Folk Songs of West Bengal & Bangladesh, Undated
- Solomon, Carol
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives: Carol Solomon recordings: Baul Music: Folk Songs of West Bengal & Bangladesh
- 78 items : OT - 63 audio cassettes; 15 DATs; WD - 15 CDs (wav, 44.1 kHz, 16-bit) (1-12 are copies of cassettes; 13-15 are copies of DATs); 2 articles by & biog. info about C. Salomon
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- Recordings of Baul songs and other Bengali folk music made during field research conducted 1980 to 2008 (approximately).
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
- Access Restrictions
Access is restricted.
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Carol Goldberg Salomon (1948-2009) was an Asian Languages and Literature senior lecturer at the University of Washington (UW). Born in New York City, Salomon graduated with a B.A. from City College of New York in 1970 before earning a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Bengali. In 1983, Salomon began teaching at the UW. Fluent in Bengali, Salomon especially loved and translated the musical poems of Lalan Fakir, a mystic born in the Bengal region in the 1700s whose songs helped popularize the Baul tradition.
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Photo-copies of 2 articles by Dr. Salomon are included in her documentation file: "The Cosmogonic Riddles of Lalan Fakir," in Gender, Genre, and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions, ed. by Appadurai, Korom, and Mills (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991), pp. 267-304; "The Bauls," in Religions in India in Practice, ed. by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. (Princeton University Press, 1995), pp. 187-208.
Documentation: List of WAV files on CD copies
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- India--Asia--South Asia
- West Bengal